Residential Building Technical Diploma


The Residential Building Technical Diploma provides practical, hands-on learning opportunities for students preparing to enter the construction industry. Student responsibilities will include framing to finishing a site built new home. Students will gain knowledge in “whole house” sustainable building practices. Upon completion of the home, a Focus on Energy consultant tests and rates the home for energy efficiency. The curriculum is infused with Focus on Energy standards and guidelines. The program house is built off campus. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to the job site. Potential occupations include: General Contractor, Residential Carpenter, Commercial Carpenter, Cabinet Intaller, Roofing Contractor, Siding Contractor, Window/Door Installer, Finish Carpenter, Hardwood Floor Installer, HVAC Apprentice, entry into the Electrical, Plumbing or Carpenter Apprenticeship programs.
Graduates will be able to

  • Demonstrate job skills and knowledge for employment in the construction industry 
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use of all tools and equipment used in the construction industry 
  • Analyze production documents to construct various building components
  • Perform structural framing assignments on a stick-built house with limited supervision
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the trades associated with the construction industry
  • Perform finish carpentry tasks with limited supervision
  • Obtain an OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry Card
  • Obtain a State of Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Card
  • Behave and communicate in a professional manner
  • Work as part of a team to accomplish a common goal
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